Surprised By Scripture: Engaging Contemporary Issues

Paperback | June 9, 2015

byN. T. Wright

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A thoughtful and provocative collection, in the vein of the intellectual spiritual classic The Weight of Glory, from N. T. Wright, the influential Bishop, Bible scholar, and bestselling author widely regarded as a modern C. S. Lewis.

An unusual combination of scholar, churchman, and leader, N. T. Wright—hailed by Newsweek as “the world’s leading New Testament scholar”—is not only incredibly insightful, but conveys his knowledge in terms that excite and inspire Christian leaders worldwide, allowing them to see the Bible from a fresh viewpoint. In this challenging and stimulating collection of popular essays, sermons, and talks, Wright provide a series of case studies which explore how the Bible can be applied to some of the most pressing contemporary issues facing us, including:

  • Why it is possible to love the Bible and affirm evolution
  • Why women should be allowed to be ordained
  • Where Christians today have lost focus, and why it is important for them to engage in politics—and why that involvement benefits everyone
  • Why the Christian belief in heaven means we should be at the forefront of the environmental movement
  • And much more

Helpful, practical, and wise, Surprised by Scripture invites readers to examine their own hearts and minds and presents new models for understanding how to affirm the Bible in today’s world—as well as new ideas and renewed energy for deepening our faith and engaging with the world around us.

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A thoughtful and provocative collection, in the vein of the intellectual spiritual classic The Weight of Glory, from N. T. Wright, the influential Bishop, Bible scholar, and bestselling author widely regarded as a modern C. S. Lewis.An unusual combination of scholar, churchman, and leader, N. T. Wright—hailed by Newsweek as “the world’...

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Why the Bible is not as narrow as many thinkIn this collection of timely essays, bishop, Bible scholar, and bestselling author N. T. Wright deftly probes the cultural and religious mores of our day, exploring topics such as the ordination of women, the role Christians play in caring for the environment, the science-versus-scripture deb...

N. T. Wright is the former bishop of Durham in the Church of England and one of the world's leading Bible scholars. He is now serving as the Chair of New Testament and Early Christianity at the School of Divinity at the University of St. Andrews. For twenty years he taught New Testament studies at Cambridge, McGill, and Oxford Universi...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.54 inPublished:June 9, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Appropiate title I preordered this book by the acclaimed new testament scholar N.T,WRIGHT because i have so many of his books now and was keen to read this one, i can recommend it to anyone needing an introduction to Tom Wrights formidable collection of scriptural writings, its easy to read and would be a easy companion to Simply Jesus, because I am so familiar with his books i found it a bit repetitive in some areas, but enlightening never the less
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“Reading anew for new times and exploring how the Bible might illuminate issues of contemporary concern is at the heart of N.T. Wright’s Surprised by Scripture.